NBA fines Kobe Bryant $100,000 for 'offensive' comments
April 13th, 2011
06:25 PM ET

NBA fines Kobe Bryant $100,000 for 'offensive' comments

The National Basketball Association fined Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers $100,000 on Wednesday for "offensive and inexcusable" comments he made during Tuesday night's game, the league said in a statement.

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  1. great4tune

    Sticks and stones...hardly worthy of a $100,000 fine. Why can't people just get over name calling and stop whining about it. Oversensitive crybabies who constantly need their egos fed because their feelings got hurt. If you can't handle a couple of bad names without making a big media circus out of it, then you need some major psychotherapy. What ever happened to freedom of speech?

    April 14, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joe

    Not meaning to sound preachy but how can we expect or society to advance to an age where everyone is treated as equals if we keep putting taboos on specific words. This leads to social boundaries by telling people you can`t say a certain word. It will always lead to a distinguishing (pardon my spelling) of a specific type of either person or lifestyle. To truly allow our society to advance we should not place both social and leglaslative taboos on any words.

    April 14, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • great4tune

      Well said Joe!

      April 14, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. lil tunechi

    @blahh kobe does suck! miami 2010 champs? 😀

    April 14, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jen

    So....a player mumbles something to himself, where no one was really paying ANY attention to what he was mumbling (except apparently the cameraman who should've been paying attention to the game instead), and he gets fined for it? I think Kobe is overrated but this fine is just stupid. If the technology existed, people would be getting fined for even THINKING something mildly offensive. More and more these days, I think Orwell's 1984 will become truth and we won't even realize it until it's too late.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jane Baker

    Before you know it, it will be a hate crime to call a gay person an a**h***.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. trick

    Americans are getting sick of reverse discrimination created by African Americans.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. California

    HA HA HA I LAUGH AT THE NBA ON THIS ONE HA HA HA

    April 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. California

    CNN censoring posts for the sake of political correcness.

    CNN you're not going to make the world into something it's not no matter how much you censor your pathetic little website here.

    April 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. imeanwhat

    As a gay man I get that Kobe was incredibly out of line, but he can't really talk considering he looks like a Manzie in this photo: http://bit.ly/e2pJyX

    April 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. WOT

    Out of the mouth comes what says the heart, would you rather he said 'thanks ref'. Stop showing colors People – one Earth!

    April 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John

    Kobe needs to apoligize to all three referees and then miss the rest of the season. Thats the only
    way players will learn and teach the next generation of kids coming into the game.

    April 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lakerdude33

    I think I'll send Kobe $50 or $100 for help with his fine. He's provided me with the joy of watching him play all these years, its the least I can do. He said he was sorry and thats good enough for me. As for all the haters here..."ye without sin, cast the 1st stone" think about that! Who hasnt ever said something they wish they hadnt??? Now, lets get to the task of trying to win another championship, because its not going to be easy...it never is, was, or gonna be.

    April 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. noemi

    This is for you KOBE...... )+__ ,-//er. Now I'm. Evev any one else?

    April 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vino

      davidgsr2k on April 16, 2011 @PhilIAm94 haha you know you just compared them to ctcarahers that are not real..haha nice .. should check your mythology section before you start using your so called Facts

      July 14, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. please know what u r saying

    Black people do not call each other n**ger the word is n**ga two different words please shut up all of u talking use n*gger and f*g everyday so y speak ill of something u say everyday

    April 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sean

    regarding Eric not being ready to start yet, let him know we would update him on the status of where we are at with the screening process tomorrow

    April 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
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